Dive in Tenerife

Diving packages in Tenerife

Snorkeling tour of 50 minutes

The best aquatic activity for families and friends is the snorkeling tour. You go with a guide who will show you the animals that live beyond the surface. While snorkeling, it is possible to spot many animals such as stingrays, octopus, cuttlefish, trumpetfish, sea stars, colourful fish etc. After giving you a short briefing and equipment, we head to the water for an exploration of 50…

PADI Open Water course

Course duration 3 to 4 daysAlso included is all equipment, tanks & weights, transport, Manuals, Certification fees, dives and training. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: Knowledge Development via eLearning to understand basic principles of scuba diving Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! Prerequisites To…

EXCLUSIVE Guided Snorkeling Trip

Join our exclusive snorkeling trip to the marine reserve of Montaña Amarilla, just 10 minutes away from our marina, or one of the numerous shaltered bays that surround the island. Guided by our Marine Biologist and Snorkeling Instructor you will discover the stunning marine life surrounding you. Explore the underwater world in the warm and clear waters of Tenerife southern coast, and marvel at…

PADI Open Water Course

Get your PADI Open Water Certification here with us today This is a 3 day course with an experienced, fun and friendly PADI Instructor and PADI Divemasters who will look after you The price includes equipment hire, insurance and hotel pick ups. Minimum age is 10 years old This is your licence to dive the world!

PADI Rescue Diver course

Course duration is 2 days with 2 dives. Course includes training, open water dive, equipment, tanks & weights, transport, manual and certification fees. What You LearnSelf rescueRecognizing and managing stress in other diversEmergency management and equipmentRescuing panicked diversRescuing unresponsive divers Prerequisites To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must Be 15 years or…

Diving in Tenerife

 

You’re not going to find too many flourishing, brightly coloured reefs on Tenerife but if you take the chance then you’ll experience some amazing volcanic diving with swim throughs and caves, drop offs, drift diving, wrecks and lots of interesting sea life. It’s some of the best diving in the Canary Islands, if not the whole of Europe.

The water can be a little cold in the winter but the visibility rarely drops below 20 metres. You can enjoy many different dive sites, whatever your interest may be. Cool sea life to see include groupers, barracuda, grunts, turtles, octopus, stone fish, cuttle fish, many species of eels and rays and if you’re really lucky, the very special angel shark. Pilot Whales and dolphins are often seen jumping out of the water on the way to the dive site.  

There are one or two dive centres in each of the major towns or you will find information about diving in your hotel. Check out the list of dive sites in Tenerife to see what might interest you. You can snorkel off most of the beaches or join a dive expedition to get to some other great areas.

There are a few wrecks to explore but mostly for advanced divers due to the strong currents. The Condesito was a cargo vessel which is now broken up a little but has exposed the boiler and engine room. You can see trumpet fish, octopus, schools of sardines or maybe even a dolphin or angel shark on this dive. The El Meridian and Tabaiba are other wrecks to discover. You might want to consider getting wreck certified here as it’s a great place to do it.

Easy shore dives include Abades where you might come face to face with the resident turtle or a couple of seahorses.  Puertito is also another great, easy dive site for viewing friendly turtles.  Certified divers can enjoy Cueva de los Cerebros or El Aquario. Advanced divers can enjoy Cueva del Palmar or La Caleta.

It’s very popular to hire a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) to do some of these dives as the interesting stuff is quite a swim from the shore and you can cover a lot more ground with a DPV. And flying around on an underwater scooter is loads of fun!  If you haven’t tried this great diving experience yet then ask your dive centre for more information.

(By Kelly Luckman)

 

Aquarius dive center Tenerife

Travel to Tenerife

 

The biggest of the Canary Islands in Spain and also the most popular, Tenerife is a plethora of landscapes, activities and culinary delights.  Home to the tallest peak in Spain, Pico del Teide, the island offers some great walks through not only moonlike volcanic mountains but tropical forests as well. 

Closer to Morocco than mainland Spain, you’ll find it much easier to fly to Tenerife than to take a boat.  There are very cheap flights from many major cities in Europe to the island’s southern airport or all inclusive package deals that work out a lot cheaper than booking everything separately.  There is also an airport at the northern end.  There are boats from Cadiz but it’s a long journey and much more expensive, you’d only consider this if you were taking a car.  There are also boats to and from the other Canary Islands.

Accommodation options include cheap hotels or backpackers from $25 a night for a double room and five star resort options range considerably from $80-$400 a night.  Most places are near the beach and breakfast is included but all inclusive is a way to go for a real budget holiday.  Service can vary considerably, so check the reviews before booking.

There are many great things to discover on the island.  If you just want to relax then check out one of the many beaches and take a nice refreshing dip in the ocean.  You can trek the two hours up to the top of Pico del Teide or alternatively take a cable car up for some spectacular views.  Play a few rounds of golf or try some great Canarian food in one of the many local restaurants.

Sail the crystal clear waters or take a dolphin and whale watching tour.  Try one of the many water sports, the most popular being diving and snorkelling, with some very nice sites to discover.  If you time it right and visit in February, the three weeks of carnival will keep you occupied and offer you some great parties in an amazing atmosphere.

For a great night out head to Centro Commercial San Telmo or Las Veronicas and you can party until the early morning.  Try the local fried fish at one of the many seafood restaurants, or tapas and paella (the double L is pronounced as a Y so ask for paeya, or they might not understand what you want), or other popular dishes.  The wine in the region is award winning so be sure to sample a few glasses.

Food, wine, sunshine and good times are all to be had on Tenerife.  So pack you bags and visit this beautiful island.

 

(By Kelly Luckman)

 

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